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A List Of Cozy Romances To Add To Your Bookshelf This Winter

As the snow piles up and the winter winds howl, it's time to cozy up beside the fire under plush, warm quilts. Hot chocolate in hand, and endless hours inside, the only thing on the to-do list is to snuggle up with a stack of winter reads to light another kind of fire to keep you warm. We've curated this list with holiday cheer and loads of sparks in mind.

Christmas at Cozy Holly Inn

Why We Love It: A classic childhood crush turned enemies to lovers, this romance takes place in a small town with a run-down inn. At the request of her ailing grandmother, Julie leaves the city to host one last Christmas party at the family's inn...and runs into the last person she wants to see. Nolan Miller has suffered a great loss and his family is in disrepair. But when he finds out that Julie is back in his neck of the woods hosting a Christmas party, he finds himself hoping for some Christmas magic of his own.

You'll Love It If:

-You love an idyllic Christmas setting in a small town

-Like novels that feature cats and dogs

-Want the cozy, warm family-vibe

-Are looking for a Christmas-saves-the-day story

-Slow burn

-Clean romance -Like books with sequels that are set in the same town

Amazon Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

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A Cross-Country Christmas

Why We Love It: Lauren Richmond is coerced into coming back home for the holidays. Her brother's wife is about to have a baby, and Spencer wants her there in time for it to happen. Lauren, of course, would rather stay in the city than go home for the holidays. There's three things that Lauren can't stand: Plane rides, the holidays, and Will Sinclair, Spencer's smoking hot friend. She hasn't seen him in years but that's exactly how long it took her to get over him- or so she thought. When her only option for getting home is the cross-country roadtrip of her nightmares captained by none other than her childhood crush, Lauren has no choice but to confront her fears and redefine what Christmas means to her.

You'll Love it If:

-You love adventure mingled with Christmas spirit

-Love redemption and second chance stories

-Like sassy heroines and witty banter

-Enemies to lovers

-Pride and prejudice vibes

-Clean romance

-One bedroom left at the hotel trope

-Love character-driven plotlines with well-developed characters

Amazon Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

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Baggage Claim

Why We Love It: Olive Moore can't believe she agreed to go home for Christmas- and with a boyfriend she doesn't have. What's crazier is that a stranger on a plane makes her an offer she can't refuse: to be her fake boyfriend till Christmas Eve. Finn Beckett can't believe his luck. He's landed a position as the faux boyfriend to the beautiful blonde next to him on the plane to Aspen. The next two weeks are filled with spirit-filled Christmas dates with her family. Their ruse is going off without a hitch, but Finn can't help but notice that Olive is holding something back.

You'll Love It If:

-You love fake dating

-Love strangers to lovers

-Holiday family drama

-Clean romance


-Christmas in Aspen

-Closed door

Amazon Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars

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The Two Bells of Christmas

Why We Love It: Cassandra Bell and her twin sister Vivian arrive at the Hastings Estate just in time to woo the eligible bachelor Roland Hastings. Vivian has set her hopes on making a profitable match, but when she falls ill upon arrival, her worst fears become reality. She convinces her shy and awkward twin to take her place against Cassie's better judgement. Cassie lacks the poise and grace of her sister, but is determined not to let her down. Meanwhile, Roland is clueless about his mother's match-making Christmas plans and none-to-pleased to find the gaggle of young women present at his home right in time for the holidays. However, something about the blonde curls and bright blue eyes of Vivian Bell and the genuine way she expresses herself catches- and holds- his interest.

You'll Love It If:

-You love historical romance

-Bridgerton vibes but it's Christmas

-Clean romance

-Sweet and slow burn romances

-Mistaken identity

-Twin swap trope

-Tall dark and handsome love interest

-Family drama

Amazon Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

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Faking Under The Mistletoe

Why We Love It: The holiday hostess with the most-est, Olivia Langley is the embodiment of the spirit of Christmas and she's thrilled to be in charge of bringing said spirit to the Loveridge & McGowan's holiday festivities. When her duties as cheer-maker lead her to try and save a man with a serious case of grinchmas, she finds herself tangled in more than just tinsel.

You'll Love It If:

-You love Christmas as much as Olivia does

-Fake dating

-Work drama

-Christmas in New York City

-Workplace romance

-Clean reading

-Dry humor and witty zingers

-Holiday spirit meets Grinch vibes

Amazon Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars

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The Holiday Swap

Why We Love It: When chef and show judge, Charlie Goodwin gets hit on the head on the L.A. set of her reality baking show, she loses a lot more than consciousness; she also loses her ability to taste and smell. Meanwhile, Charlie's identical twin, Cass, is trying to hold her own life together back in their quaint mountain hometown while running the family's bustling bakery and dealing with her ex, who won't get the memo that they're over. The twins decide to pull a classic twin switch to hopefully change their luck, but may be getting more than they bargained for this Christmas.

You'll Love It If:

-Twin swap trope

-Mistaken identity

-Two love stories in one book

-Sweet romance

-Clean romance


-Small town setting a week before Christmas

-Christmas baking

-Doctor and fireman love interests

Amazon Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars

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Hope you enjoy these cozy reads! Happy reading!

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